Michelle Fabio

Law Expert


J.D., Temple University

B.A., English and History, Duke University


  • Licensed attorney and award-winning blogger
  • Contributing writer for Forbes and featured blogger for LegalZoom
  • Author of The Art of the Law School Personal Statement, (Amazon Digital, 2012)
  • Served two years as an appellate clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania


Michelle Fabio is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing articles about law school and the Bar Exam for three years. Upon graduation from law school and passing the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Exams, she served a two-year appellate clerkship with Justice Frank J. Montemuro, Jr. of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. During law school, Fabio worked as a research assistant and as a summer associate with Philadelphia law firm Manta & Welge. She also wrote for The Legal Intelligencer Suburban Edition.

Through her law school, summer associate, and clerking experiences, Fabio has learned what admissions counselors, professors, law firms, and judges want in a law student, employee, and law clerk. She is now a freelance writer who works with other attorneys as well as with popular legal publications and websites such as LegalZoom.com, where she is a featured blogger.


Michelle Fabio earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Temple University–Beasley School of Law. She also holds a bachelor degree in English and History from Duke University.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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